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Issue Archive for the Week of Jul 6-12, 2005

News & Opinion

  • Born Identity

    Tom Shimura, aka Lyrics Born, doesn't look, live, or front like a rapper, and that may just be the key to his crossover success.
  • Balancing Act

    Hip-hop literati: If white dudes can have truck rallies, why can't we have sideshows? And Berkeley's hysterical preservationists are up to their same old stupid tricks.
  • Should Docs Snitch on Their Clients?

    A measure to notify parents when teens seek abortions might reduce state abortion rates, but probably not in the way its backers intended.
  • The Greyhound Underground Railroad

    Once they're done chasing the mechanical rabbit, greyhounds gotta go somewhere. That would be Susan Aceves' backyard.
  • Letters for the week of July 6-12, 2005

    Give OMI students a chance. Give sex education a chance. Give practicing boxers a chance. Give nonviolent mediation a chance.

Arts & Culture

  • On Stage

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.
  • On the Wall

    Our critics weigh in on local art.
  • Sunny Side Up

    Wednesday-night gospel in a jazz club?
  • All of a Sutton

    Cartoon commentary
  • Escape Claws

    Bring back Crazy Crab!
  • Beyond Slutty

    MC Lyte chucks the small fry
  • Credit? Shreddit!

    Mime Troupe banks on laffs

Movies

  • You So Lazy

    Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?

Food & Drink

Music

  • Imperfect from Then On

    Built to Spill's guitar-rock majesty has survived Doug Martsch's self-doubt and b-ball fixation.
  • Introducing Endtroducing

    The 33 1/3 book series lets lovestruck writers deify their favorite records.
  • Foo Fighters

    In Your Honor
  • Hugh Masekela

    Revival
  • Betty Davis|Judee Sill

    This Is It|Dreams Come True: Hi -- I Love You Right Heartily Here
  • Monkey

    Cruel Tutelage

Comics

  • Slow Wave

    Slow Wave
  • Bad Habits

    Bad Habits
  • I Like Eating

    I Like Eating

Most Popular Stories

  • The Express' November 2018 Endorsement Guide

    We endorse Schaaf, Ezzy Ashcraft, and Butt; along with Fortunato Bas, Thao, Middleton, and Whitaker for Oakland council and Knox White and Oddie for Alameda council.
  • Richmond at a Crossroads

    The city is on the verge of an economic boom: Will Mayor Tom Butt, a longtime city official, lead it to prosperity, or will the Richmond Progressive Alliance take full control of City Hall?
  • Role Reversals in the Oakland Mayor's Race

    In the Oakland mayor's race, the normally staid Libby Schaaf has come out swinging, while one of her top challengers, the usually brash Cat Brooks, is acting more like a Fortune 500 CEO.
  • Island Gone Wild

    This has been a crazy year in Alameda politics, and it's about to get crazier.
  • Oakland Council District 4 Is a Wide-Open Contest

    With the incumbent quitting, the race features seven candidates, including three who are running as a slate.

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